Tag: france
Macedonia 10.08.21 | 21:46

France to send assistance to fight fires in Macedonia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bujar Osmani, wrote on Facebook after the assistance that the country received from the EU member states: Austria, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria, as well as from neighboring Serbia, as of tomorrow France will join the efforts to extinguish the fires in the country. Tomorrow...

Macedonia 11.06.21 | 22:19

Zaev tries to turn the French promise of support into an electoral campaign boost

The SDSM party held a rally in Skopje as part of its campaign for the local elections in October. Zoran Zaev addressed hundreds of party officials and supporters a day after his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, eager to capitalize on a rare series of international meetings he had in the...

World 07.06.21 | 13:46

France sends second Statue of Liberty statue to United States

France is to send Monday a new Statue of Liberty to the US, 135 years after the first iconic sculpture was sent to New York City in 1886. The new statue will “pay homage to all those who enabled the installation of the first Statue of Liberty, and those who have fought for what she represents all...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 17:57

Dimitrov hopes that France will help him out with Bulgaria, while Germany says the EU can’t interfere in bilateral disputes

Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov expressed hope that France will be able to help persuade Bulgaria not to block the opening of EU accession talks for Macedonia. Dimitrov is on a visit to Paris, which blocked the opening of accession talks in 2019. Now France declares that it is satisfied with the...

World 18.10.20 | 11:02

France enters state of emergency as new virus case record shattered

France confirmed a record 32,427 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours on Saturday as the country reimposed a state of emergency due to the pandemic. France has been struggling with rising virus numbers for weeks, with concern growing about intensive care capacity in large cities such as Paris. The...

Sport 23.09.20 | 09:49

Franch women’s football team beats Macedonia 0:7

The French women’s football team devastated Macedonia 0:7 at the European Championship qualifier yesterday. This is the fifth defeat for the Macedonian team in the group, out of six games. The only win was against Kazakhstan. France scored the first three goals at the Philip II stadium in Skopje...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 20:39

Thimonier: France approved the negotiating framework for Macedonia

Emmanuel Macron gave the green light for the first intergovernmental conference. France has approved the negotiating framework, French Ambassador Christian Thimonier confirmed in an interview with TV 24. He says the framework is their child and a product of France’s demands for a new methodology....

World 23.05.20 | 12:54

French Navy filmed escorting illegal migrants to the British coast

As a sign that Britain’s immigration scandal is intensifying, a French Navy vessel was recently filmed escorting an illegal migrant boat into British waters. The ship’s transponder shows that this was not its first trip away from France and that it has carried out several similar missions,...

World 28.04.20 | 10:45

France: Radical left-wing organisations try to legitimise riots

In an open letter, French radical left-wing organisations are trying to legitimise the unrest which have been going on for more than a week. Signatories to the letter include feminist and communist organisations, who are trying to depict the police in a negative light, the V4 news agency reported. Video...

World 31.03.20 | 22:40

Here is why France was eventually forced to import face masks

Just over two months ago, before the outbreak of the pandemic, the then French health minister asserted there were plenty of face masks in the country, but today France is facing a huge shortage of them and the government is desperately trying to ease it. Although masks are manufactured in four factories...

Macedonia 17.02.20 | 15:49

Macedonian citizen quarantined in France does not have the virus, returns home

The Macedonian citizen who was evacuated to France from Wuhan does not have the coronavirus after all and was allowed to return to Macedonia. This defies initial reports that she contracted the virus. The woman was evacuated as part of the removal of French citizens from the city that is ground zero...

Macedonia 15.02.20 | 17:05

Another Macedonian citizen has the coronavirus

The Healthcare Ministry informed that a second Macedonian citizen was diagnosed with the coronavirus. It is a woman who was evacuated from China into France, as part of the evacuation of French citizens. She is kept in quarantine in a French hospital. The other citizen is an employee who was working...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 15:04

Dimitrov and Osmani are in Paris to lobby for the lifting of the French veto

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU affairs Bujar Osmani are in Paris for meetings with French officials. The two are asking that France approves the opening of accession talks, after the veto President Macron gave Macedonia and Albania in October. Osmani even...

Macedonia 11.12.19 | 15:30

Mickoski visits France for meetings focused on the EU perspective of Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski is leading a high level party delegation on a visit to France, where they will meet with Foreign Ministry officials and members of the Senate and the National Assembly. The meetings will focus on securing the European perspective of our country, overcoming the serious...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 11:46

Juncker says French veto for Macedonia and Albania was a “shameful” move

Outgoing European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said the French decision to veto the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia and Albania was “shameful”. If Europe’s strength lies in us being a reliable partner, someone to count on to defend the multilateral rules-based global...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 16:01

European politicians speak out against the French EU enlargement proposal even as Macedonian ones welcome it

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen came out in opposition to the idea that the new EU enlargement methodology should apply to countries which are already candidates and on the verge on opening accession talks like Macedonia and Albania. Von der Leyen insisted that the two countries have...

Macedonia 21.11.19 | 14:12

France approves Macedonia’s NATO membership as De Montchalin insists that the EU perspective is not closed either

French Secretary of State for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin said that the doors for EU membership are not closed for Macedonia, even as France vetoed the opening of EU accession talks in October. De Montchalin was speaking at the National Assembly as France ratified Macedonia’s NATO membership...

Macedonia 20.11.19 | 21:13

Merkel says it would not be good if Macedonia and Albania are left without an EU perspective

Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it would not be good if Macedonia and Albania are left without an EU perspective. Germany is prepared to discuss the French proposal to change the way in which new countries are added to the European Union, Merkel added, speaking at the EPP party conference in Zagreb....

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 22:00

Six member states agree to change EU’s enlargement procedure in exchange for talks with Macedonia and Albania

Italy, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic said they will accept the French proposal to change the ways in which the EU conducts enlargement, provided that in return France allows the opening of accession talks with Macedonia and Albania. France vetoed any further accession talks...

Macedonia 18.11.19 | 13:55

Thimonier: We expect reactions to non-paper from EU member states, rule of law a priority

France first expects reactions to the non-paper from all EU member states, but will also attentively listen to the remarks from the Macedonian side as well, French Ambassador Christian Thimonier said on Monday, answering a journalist question after meeting with Constitutional Court President Sali Murati. The...

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